Elyse Samuels, The Washington Post Published 5:55 am PDT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 Sid Edwards and his 17-year-old son Jack Ryan Edwards were walking through the dairy aisle at their local supermarket in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday when the teen suddenly stopped. Jack Ryan, who has autism, was staring at the orange juice. Because of his autism, it wasn't unusual for Jack Ryan to become fixated on different things. His father figured he wanted to buy juice. The store employee at Rouses Supermarket, Jordan Taylor, noticed the same thing. He saw Jack staring. So Taylor turned to the teen and offered him a bottle. No reaction. Recommended Video: Now Playing: A grocery worker in Baton Rouge has been praised in a viral Facebook post for his kindness and patience after allowing an autistic teenager to help him at work. Media: Fox 13 Tampa Then it clicked for Taylor. "Hey, do you want to help me?" Taylor asked, according to Edwards. GET ALERTS: Jack … [Read more...] about Grocery store worker lets an autistic teen stock shelves, causing a ‘miracle in action’
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A male suspect fatally shot a man and a woman at a Kroger grocery store on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky, and then exchanged fire with an armed bystander before fleeing the scene, police said. He was captured shortly afterward. Both victims died at the store, said Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers. He did not say whether police had determined a motive in Wednesday's shooting. He also did not identify the suspect. Police received a call about 3 p.m. reporting the shooting, Rogers said. He said the suspect fired multiple rounds at the man inside the store, and shot the female victim multiple times out in the parking lot. A citizen armed with a gun engaged the shooter in the parking lot, but the suspect was able to flee before he was captured on a nearby road, Rogers said. Eric Deacon, who identified himself as an EMT, told The Associated Press that he was in the self-checkout lane of the store when he heard the first shot, in the pharmacy. Top News … [Read more...] about Kroger Grocery Store Shooting Leaves 2 Dead in Kentucky; Suspect in Custody
It's not uncommon to see something out of the corner of one's eye that isn't really there. This could easily be explained by science as the regular use of peripheral vision detecting subtle movement or light. But that's pretty boring. It could be something less normal — something paranormal. When Christiana Bush, an employee at the Market Basket grocery store in Wilmington, Massachusetts, claimed that she saw a ghost in the store on March 13, the apparition she said she saw was anything but subtle. "It wasn't like something out of the corner of my eye. She was staring right at me. It must have been for a second-and-a-half," Bush told TODAY Food. Before this experience, Bush, a 25-year-old psychology major at UMass Lowell, never believed in the spirit world. She was definitely a skeptic of all things supernatural. But when faced with the alleged ghost, Bush was transformed. "I was in the bakery working and I was writing on a cake for a customer," Bush explained. "And when I turned … [Read more...] about Ghost ‘spotted’ in Massachusetts grocery store scares and delights shoppers
Paying tribute to celebrity can sometimes be an expensive proposition. A Chicago grocery store chain found this out the hard way when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit handed down its decision in Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc., Case No. 12-1992 (7th Cir., Feb. 19, 2014) (Sykes, J.).The facts are straightforward. In 2009, basketball superstar Michael Jordan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Sports Illustrated decided to produce a commemorative issue to mark Jordan’s Hall of Fame induction. Jewel agreed to provide floor space to promote the issue. In exchange, Jewel was permitted to place a full-page congratulatory notice in the commemorative issue, which purported to pay tribute to Jordan, once a mega-celebrity in Chicago. Jordan, an unquestionably fine basketball player, but an especially astute businessman and promoter, saw in the congratulatory notice something much more—a … [Read more...] about Applause Can Come with a Big Price Tag: Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc.
Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 359 (Gonzalez) that will impose a worker retention requirement when there has been a change in ownership or control of grocery establishments. In general, the bill will require the successor grocery employer to retain eligible grocery workers for a 90-day period. After that period expires, the successor grocery employer will be required successor employer will be required to make a written performance evaluation for each eligible grocery worker retained. If the eligible grocery worker’s performance during the 90-day transition employment period is satisfactory, the successor grocery employer must “consider offering the eligible grocery worker continued employment” under the terms and conditions established by the successor grocery employer and as required by law.Sponsored by the Community Food and Justice Coalition, Roots of Change, and United Food and Commercial … [Read more...] about California Enacts Change-in-Control Benefits For Grocery Workers